EuroMillions Lottery: The Winners and Losers

Lucky Brit Scoops £71,000,000 EuroMillions Jackpot

After six consecutive rollovers, the EuroMillions jackpot had reached exciting levels and by Friday night was over €83,000,000! Ticket sales were high right across Europe as players competed to scoop that big jackpot and we have some fantastic news from the draw! Just as players were wondering just how big this EuroMillions jackpot would get, […]

Virginia Woman Wins Lottery Thirty Times in a Day

We often hear about people winning the lottery two or three times in a lifetime, it’s unusual but it does happen. However, we’ve never before heard a story about someone winning the lottery more than once in a day, until today of course! Deborah Brown from Virginia kept seeing the numbers 1-0-3-1 in random places […]

Under 18s Could Be Banned from Buying Scratchcards

In the UK the lottery is one of the few forms of gambling that is allowed for under 18s, players have to be just 16 to play National Lottery based games. Since the launch of the lottery, this discrepancy in gambling laws has come under much scrutiny and now it looks as though at least […]

£76,000,000 EuroMillions Winner Buys Fleet of Supercars

We all dream about what we might do if we hit a big lottery jackpot, but for one EuroMillions winner the spending has been speedy! Andrew Clarke and his partner Trish Fairhurst scooped £76,000,000 on the EuroMillions lottery back in November, and Clarke has already invested in a fleet of supercars! So far Andrew Clarke […]

Father and Daughter Jailed for Stealing Winning Lottery Ticket

A Canadian Convenience Store worker and his daughter have been jailed and fined C$4,600,000 for stealing a winning lottery ticket from a customer. Jun-Chul Chung, 68 and his daughter Kathleen, 36 were sentenced to seven and four years in prison respectively. Her brother Kenneth Chung who ran the store was also given a ten month […]

Transgender Group Mermaids to Receive Lottery Funding

The UK National Lottery Community Fund has confirmed that it’s to give £500,000 of lottery funding to a charity that supports transgender children with the grant to be paid over five years, after initial outcry about the funding prompted a review. Mermaids launched in 1995 and is a UK charity providing advice and support to […]

Jealous sister shoots jackpot winning brother in head

Jealous sister shoots jackpot winning brother in head

Jeffery Dampier won $20 million in the Illinois Lottery in 1996. Jeffery had grown up poor and was very generous with his winnings, but in scenes later echoed by the infamous case of Abraham Shakespeare he until he was kidnapped and murdered by his sister-in-law, Victoria Jackson in 2005. After Jeffery won the lottery in 1996 he moved […]

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Londoners Sitting on Millions of Unclaimed Lottery Prizes

In recent months, unclaimed lottery prizes have fallen for the first time in many years, and this of course is great news for winners! No one wants to lose a winning lottery ticket and with many players now switching to online play, unclaimed prizes are finally becoming a thing of the past. However, right now […]

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Plumber Nets Big Lotto Win, Goes Straight Back to Work

Hardworking plumber John Doherty might have thought about hanging up his spanners and taking life a bit more easily when he won the lottery back in July, no one would have blamed him. But quitting work is not for him as he was seen out this week renewing his training to continue as a gasman. […]

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UK Heritage Sites to Receive Huge Lotto Payout

We always hear stories about people who have bought a lottery ticket and won a big prize, but it’s not the only way to get a big lottery payout, as British heritage sites have learned this week. The National Lottery heritage fund has announced that they are to pay out £48,000,000 to various projects in […]

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Lottery winner turns his love of Whiskey into a global business

When you think of some of the crazy things lottery winners have splashed out on with their booty, certain spoils spring immediately to mind from stories here at Euro-Millions.org There was Paul and Thea Bristow, who spent some of their £15 million Lotto haul on buying up a 7-acre wood to save it from greedy […]

Mirlande Wilson

Memory loss of bare faced lie? What happened to Mirlande’s winning ticket…

Mirlande Wilson is one of the more fascinating lottery winners we have featured here at Euro-Millions.org, after her claims of winning the big prize were brought into question when her ticket failed to show up. Wilson, 37, claimed that she was one of the lucky few US citizens to have become an instant multi-millionaire and bag […]

Mearle and Patricia Butler

Three amigos pocket an eyewatering $218m MegaMillions lottery win

We see some big old jackpots reported here at Euro Millions but Merle and Patricia Butler went down in lottery winning folklore when they won an astounding $218.6 million on the Mega Millions lottery in March, 2012. The sixty something couple from Red Bull, Illinois, shared the stunning jackpot prize of $656 million with an […]

Mary Wollens

Sweet dreams are made of…$16 Million lottery wins!

For most people, dreams consist of falling from tall buildings and waking up just before you hit the ground, scoring the winning goal in the World Cup Final, or going to a music festival run exclusively by the RAC where Elton John is wondering around accompanied by an entourage of girls pulling cars out of […]

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World’s luckiest man escapes death multiple times and then wins lotto

Sometimes there are stories that are so unbelievable, top Hollywood producers on the lookout for the next blockbuster inspiration take one look at those extraordinary true-life tales and say: “Actually, we think we’ll pass. It’s just too damned ridiculous.” One of those tales to make it onto Euro-Millions.org surely destined for the movie exec’s rubbish […]

Sharing a $390 million win on the MegaMillions lottery

Eddie Nabors and married couple Elaine and Harold Messner have gone down as some of the most envied people on the planet after they struck lucky by sharing a staggering $390 million Mega Millions jackpot back in March, 2007. Nabors, from Georgia, was just a simple 52 year old man working as a truck driver […]

Adriana Almeida

Gold digger widow accused of murdering Brazilian lotto winner

One of the most fascinating lottery winner stories reported here on Euro-Millions.org is that of Renne Senna who was murdered by two hooded men in a bar in the Brazilian capital city of Rio back in January 2007. Renne’s turbulent story began in July 2005 when he was announced as the solitary winner of the Brazilian national […]